WCPA Trustees with Christyl Cusworth of Cusworth Restorations, at the recently unrolled Harding mural, “Washington Crossing the Delaware. Photo Credit: WCPA-NJ.com

Historic Pennsbury Manor Reopens with Free Event for the Public

Reported on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Pictured Above: Reenactment of Colonial days at Pennsbury Manor. Photo Credit: Contributed. 


Set for Sunday, March 10th, Charter Day Will Bring Free Tours,

Colonial Demos, and Entertainment to William Penn’s Estate

(Morrisville, PA) – After a two-month winter pause for maintenance of its collections, Pennsbury Manor, William Penn’s reconstructed estate on the Delaware River in Bucks County, will celebrate its reopening on Sunday, March 10 with a free event.  The historic museum is located at 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road in Morrisville, PA.

Charter Day is a statewide recognition of the date that England’s King Charles II granted a charter, often referred to as Pennsylvania’s birth certificate, to William Penn in March 1681.

Pictured Above: Reenactment actors and guides at Pennsbury Manor. Photo Credit: Contributed. 

“Each year, Pennsbury Manor opens the site for free in celebration of the birth of Pennsylvania,” said Doug Miller, Historic Site Administrator at Pennsbury Manor. “The PA Historical and Museum Commission opens sites marking the birth of Pennsylvania as a thank you to the citizens of the Commonwealth and our guests. We hope that you will join us in marking this milestone in not just Pennsylvania history but in American History.”

Pennsbury Manor Will Mark the Occasion With:

-Free admission


-Tours of the exquisitely decorated Manor House


-Staff and volunteers in colonial clothing


-Colonial dancing


-Demonstrations of colonial trades (including blacksmithing and wool spinning)


-Beer brewing and open-hearth cooking demos


-Food by Kono Pizza’s food truck (half of proceeds support Pennsbury Manor)


-Performances by the Living History Theater troupe


-Visits with the animals that live on the estate


Pictured Above: Guided tours at Pennsbury Manor. Photo Credit: Contributed. 

Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Bucks County Housing Group Penndel Food Pantry.

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), which organizes Charter Day, will celebrate the Commonwealth’s 343rd birthday with free admission to many of the historic sites and museums along the 
Pennsylvania Trails of History, including Pennsbury Manor.

About Pennsbury Manor

Pennsbury Manor is the 43 acre reconstructed estate of William Penn in Pennsylvania. Penn purchased the land for his home from Pennsylvania first people, the Lenape. Today the site is operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with the assistance of the 501(c)(3) Pennsbury Society.

Pictured Above: Reenactment of Colonial times at Pennsbury Manor. Photo Credit: Contributed. 

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